Well, I looked at the post and was really taken in by the photos, and the colours she is using.
But I didn't really read the post, and I just thought maybe I'll have a go at them one of these days.
Sunday evening when we got home from being out all day, I decided to go and have a look around in bloggie land.
And I saw a post on Elizabeth Cats blog also about these Japanese Flowers.
And I saw on her blog a link to the pattern (the link to the pattern is also on Lucys blog but like I said I didn't really read the post).
So I printed the pattern and decided to have a go at making one.
But I just didn't get what the pattern meant, were it 4 rounds or 5 rounds?
So because I didn't really get it I decided to leave and try again another time.
Well the wonderful Suz posted a post on her blog yesterday and now I get it!!!!!
So this is my first try above. Not bad.
Then I did a second one, better I thought and a little bit smaller than the first one because I used other yarn. Both are made with a 3,5 hook.
You could sew them together this way and they would look great.
And low and behold Suz read my mind again today and posted a post with wonderful colourful layered Japanese Flowers.
Now this is what I really love about blogland.
Someone comes up with an idea (all be it their own or from a book) and they inspire others to put their own stamp on the project.
I will not be making anymore of these flowers yet (at least that is what I'm promising myself), simply because I want to get on with my new ripple blanket.
And when that one is finished I have a couple more to make for family members.
But I will be making these again that's for sure.
And in the mean time I can be inspired by all these wonderful people.
Thanks Lucy because you started me off.
And Elizabeth for your take on it all.
And a big thanks to Suz for helping me get it.
And also to the French lady (whose blog is wonderful by the way) for posting the pattern.